Bloggy BFFs, we all have 'em. You know... the blog friends that you beg to come move across the street from you because you just know that you'd be doodling _________ + Jeri = Best Friend FOREVER on all your notebooks during study hall.
I have a bunch of em, but one of them is Danielle. I couldn't even tell you when I started following her blog, but surely over a year or so. We've even crossed over the "somewhat touchy" realm of IRL friends via Facebook (truly a big deal). Anywhosits, Danielle and I happen to be roughly the same runner. Somewhat similar to my running twin Jenn who's currently on the other side of the world (sniffle), our race times are eeirly similar.
<--Purple running tights make you look fast, did you know this?!?!?
Last summer we chased a 22:xx 5k time (which both of us failed at, g.d. it). We ran half marathons this spring a few weeks apart. I noted her time as one I'd like to beat. When I did (just barely), she responded that it was her turn to chase me. We're both working on a sub 4 marathon finish. To spice things up a bit, I proposed a challenge.
The challenge: The runner with the lowest cumulative time for your best 5k+10k+half+marathon times for 2011 wins a prize.
The stakes: Bragging rights, mostly. We've thrown around some ideas (some sweet running gear with a price cap, etc.), but we're willing to take suggestions. If someone has a super sweet idea, we may even rustle up a prize for your time and brilliance.
The rules: There really aren't any. We can run as many races as we want as long as they're within 2011 and we have to use our official results.
Our current PRs
Jeri: 23:55, none, 1:50:57, 4:12:00
Danielle: 23:54, 47:50*, 1:51:23, 4:15:25
*barf that's fast, but I'm hoping for a slightly sub 48 on Saturday if my IT bands feel like showing up!)
I'm willing to bet that this comes down to our marathon times (mine in 2 weeks, hers in 4 months), but I'm pretty excited to see how it plays out.
Clearly shirts should be made: TEAM Jeri and TEAM Danielle. Who's team are YOU on? jk. :p
Make sure to check out her post on the challenge, because it's way sweeter/wittier/creative-r than mine. :)